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Temperance Street Book Review

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Temperance Street By Herb F. Hopkins On July 2, 1992 two significant moments in Newfoundland culture were being exposed. At the same time, the true state of the cod fishery and the Roman Catholic Church were visible. Temperance Street is Herb Hopkins second novel, it unfolds during these stressful endeavours in Newfoundland history. Hopkins wanted to revisit Luke, a character from his first novel The Book of Luke. He was interested in making Luke 14-years-old because it was an age group he had taught, coincidentally that stuck the novel in 1992. “The darkest year in Newfoundland history; the cod moratorium and post Roman Catholic church abuse scandal. Frankly, I didn’t want to write about these sensitive issues, but there it…

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Mike O’Reilly Photography: A Close-up

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Tint of Ink: What got you interested in photography? Mike O’Reilly: It’s been a long-standing interest for me, as I come from a family of photography hobbyists/enthusiasts. I bought my current camera about 2 and a half years ago, but didn’t get the opportunity to properly learn it until the Fall of 2013, after being encouraged – or shall I say, pressured – to do so by my girlfriend and some photographer friends. But, in my experience, one doesn’t do anything, until they themselves are ready to do so. So, really, I’m a very new photographer. It seems they are truly a dime a dozen – or more per dozen – nowadays. This is not really surprising considering the improvement…

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Book Reviews: August

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Over by The Harbour Written by Dwayne LeFitte Illustrated by Thérèse Cilia Every once and awhile a kid’s book creeps up and leaves you in awe.  It smacks you right in the face with a reminder of how your brain functioned during childhood. You have to think to yourself, how can someone appeal to children in such a beautiful way and still peak their interest? Don’t ask any questions, but rather sit back and enjoy the ride and pick up Over the Harbour, a Newfoundland twist of Over the Meadow rhyme. As the story counts up to ten, the reader meets many island creatures, while getting to know their families and homes. Usually when children’s books attempt to rhyme, it’s…

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